Elin - Impressions [NTT009]
Elín Anna Steinarsdóttir (Reykjavík, Iceland) was introduced to her father's analogue equipment at the early age of 6, and she quickly gained intuition for it. Raised in a family of musicians, she was since then determined to continue the age-old tradition.
In "Impressions", her first public appearance, she brings tracks of abstract, unusual guitarexperiments, as well as persuasive minimal electronic sequences and tweaked recordings of everyday objects, acoustic instruments and environments. The result is a very detailed and interesting combination of dark ambient and deep, catchy, improvisationally evolving rhythms.
May 31, 2005
Good first outing
Abstract and manages to avoid succumbing to beats (a mistake that too often mars abstract music). The reverb effects are a tad overdone at times, but still its a pleasant listen. I look forward to hearing more from this artist.